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ADA Amendments Act and ADAAA Proposed Regulations – What Employers Need to Know

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Laws and Regulations

With the EEOC’s release of new proposed regulations interpreting the ADA Amendments Act, many employers have even more questions about this new law. What disabilities are covered? How should we deal with requests for accommodations?

We’ll attempt to answer as many of these frequently asked questions as we can at our monthly webinar set for October 14th at noon.  You can register for it here, free of charge.

This webinar will be presented by me and another Pullman & Comley partner Margaret Sheahan.  It will focus on the key changes that have been made to the Americans with Disabilities Act and how the proposed regulations will impact employers. They will discuss what action steps employers need to take as a result of these changes. The webinar will provide some practical guidance for employers, and there will be time at the end for participants to ask questions related to the amendments.

This program is suitable for in-house counsel; human resources, financial and operations personnel; and anyone else who needs to be up-to-date on this ever-changing area of law.

In this session, we expect to cover:

– The ADA Amendments Act
– The EEOC’s proposed regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act
– Other state laws that employers in Connecticut should be aware of
– What actions employers should take as a result of these changes
– What the latest legislative proposals in Washington, DC, are that may have a further impact on this area of the law

I offered a sneak peek of the regulations last week and you can download them here.